Films Spotlight: Women + Film + Women
This month (and every month!), we’re highlighting films that put women in the spotlight - both behind and in front of the camera. Check out the women focused films we’re featuring this month
Featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, John Lewis, and more progressive politicians, this inspiring new documentary from Abby Ginzberg depicts the life and career of Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a steadfast voice for human rights, peace, and racial justice.
“Visually arresting” and featuring “excellently choreographed action sequences,” according to Variety, this neon-drenched thriller follows a young woman (MASUMI) living in São Paulo, Brazil (the largest Japanese diaspora in the world) who discovers that she’s the heiress to half of the Yakuza… and the other half wants her dead.
Written and directed by Karen Cinorre, ‘Mayday’ is a surrealist thriller about a woman (Grace Van Patten) who joins an all-female coastal army that has one goal in mind: to lure men to their deaths using radio signals. This modern take on the myth of the siren premiered this year at Sundance, and co-stars Mia Goth and Juliette Lewis. Join for our Movie Monday screening of this film + live discussion with the director!
We also have these stellar library titles, each depicting emboldened women finding community: